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3-year-old runs onto field, gets drafted by Nationals

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The Nationals have drafted a kid after he ran onto the field in the middle of the World Series. Those words, and that series of events, are technically accurate.

The kid is Darren Baker, the 3-year-old who ran onto the field during the 2002 postseason as a pint-sized bat boy for the Giants, then managed by his dad, Dusty Baker.

Darren Baker, son of Dusty, selected by his father's team, the , in Round 27. Yes, that kid. More on Darren:
— MLB Draft (@MLBDraft) 

MLB DRAFT:

Apparently a pretty good outfielder, Darren has, in theory, a chance to again reach the World Series as part of his dad's team, though that's probably a long shot for a few reasons. For one, it'll be a long road to the majors, as it is for most prospects. Secondly, there's no guarantee that his dad would still be the Nats' manager by the time young Darren gets the call. (Dusty Baker from Washington, but has yet to get it.) Thirdly, the Nationals don't play in the World Series (Calm down, D.C. I kid. #Natitude).

But no matter how the story ends, it's still a big day for the Baker family — and a reminder for the rest of us that time marches on, caring not for our emotions or our desire to think 2002 was just a couple of years ago.

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